Tomatillo Turkey Chili with Spelt

Using spelt, a whole grain wheat variety, in this chili recipe gives it a pleasantly chewy texture. Look for it in the natural foods section of your grocery store.

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Makes:
5 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Slow Cook:
3 1/2 hours (high)
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Tomatillo Turkey Chili with Spelt

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1
pound skinless, boneless turkey breast (or thigh), cut into 1-inch cubes
1
16 ounce jar tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)
1
15 ounce can great Northern or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1
14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2
cups whole spelt, rinsed
1/2
cup coarsely chopped onion (1 medium)
1
tablespoon ground cumin
2
cloves garlic, crushed
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup chopped red onion (1 small)
1
medium lime, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add turkey; cook and stir until browned on all sides.
  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine turkey, salsa, beans, broth, spelt, 1/2 cup chopped onion, the cumin, garlic, coriander, and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting about 3 1/2 hours or until spelt is tender.
  4. Sprinkle each serving with some of the 1/2 cup red onion. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

(Tomatillo Turkey Chili with Spelt)
    Per serving:
  • 425 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 56 mg chol.,
  • 857 mg sodium,
  • 64 g carb.,
  • 12 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 39 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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